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Trump Laughably Claims Locked Arms Protests By NFL Players Show “Great Solidarity For Our Country”

The Hill reports: President Trump responded to the show of solidarity put on by the NFL on Sunday against his recent attacks on the league, saying that standing with locked arms is better than kneeling. The president’s tweets come after NFL players locked arms and kneeled in response to his attack on players in the league over the weekend. Trump’s ...

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White House: Trump Doesn’t See NFL Players’ Protests Against Police Brutality “Through A Racial Lens”

Newsweek reports: The White House legislative affairs director has insisted President Donald Trump does not see the issue of NFL players kneeling to protest police brutality towards African Americans “through a racial lens.” Speaking in an interview with Fox News Sunday, Short was asked whether or not Trump was once again on shaky ground over race, following the backlash against ...

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Mnuchin: Players Are Disrespecting The Flag [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday defended President Trump’s attacks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, saying members of the league “can do free speech on their own time.” “I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the ...

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LONDON: Many NFL Players Kneel Or Link Arms During National Anthem In Defiance Of Trump’s Attacks

NBC Sports reports: Many players knelt and those who didn’t linked arms as “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung before today’s Ravens-Jaguars game in London. The early kickoff from London was the first NFL game since President Trump blasted protesting players on Friday evening, urging NFL owners to fire any players who don’t stand for the anthem. Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, ...

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Trump Calls For NFL Boycott Over Player Protests

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Sunday morning renewed his demand that NFL owners fire or suspend players who kneel during the national anthem in protest, again urging that fans should boycott the sport to force change. The tweets continue a three-day crusade by the president to pressure the league to fire players who have taken a knee in ...

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NBA 2017 Champions: We Won’t Visit White House

Via press release from the Golden State Warriors: While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the ...

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Trump: Stand For The National Anthem Or Get Fired

The Hill reports: President Trump doubled down on his comments blasting the NFL and “other leagues” on Saturday, saying players should “find something else to do” if they cannot stand during the national anthem. Trump continued his war of words with sports players after stirring backlash on Friday by blasting NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players who kneeled during ...

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NFL Blasts Trump’s “Disrespectful” Attack On Protests

Deadspin reports: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the President of the United States demonstrated a “lack of respect” and “failure to understand” when Donald Trump attacked players who protest racial injustice and called for those “sons of bitches” to lose their jobs. In typical Goodell fashion, the statement manages to both hit its target “hard” while dedicating the bulk of ...

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Margaret Court: If Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized, There Will Be No More Christmas Or Easter In Australia

The West Australian reports: Tennis legend Margaret Court has returned serve to a Perth tennis club that turfed her out as a patron this week, saying she is being silenced for her views on same-sex marriage. Despite being dumped by Cottesloe Tennis Club, Mrs Court remained defiant yesterday, accusing the LGBTQI community of wanting to “destroy marriage”. “Ian Thorpe can ...

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Boston Red Sox Busted Cheating With Apple Watches

The New York Times reports: For decades, spying on another team has been as much a part of baseball’s gamesmanship as brushback pitches and hard slides. The Boston Red Sox have apparently added a modern — and illicit — twist: They used an Apple Watch to gain an advantage against the Yankees and other teams. Investigators for Major League Baseball ...

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TEXAS: Dallas NHL Franchise Becomes State’s First Pro Team To Publicly Oppose Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill”

The Dallas News reports: The Dallas Stars have become the first professional sports franchise to publicly oppose the Texas “bathroom bill.” “The Dallas Stars stands strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as discriminatory, including proposed bathroom legislation,” President Jim Lites said Wednesday. “Dallas welcomes all, and we welcome all.” Lites also referred to the NHL draft, which is scheduled to ...

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Los Angeles To Host 2028 Summer Olympics

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles has reached an agreement with Olympic leaders on terms that will pave the way for hosting the Summer Games in 2028 instead of 2024, according to a source close to the negotiation. The deal will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los Angeles hosted the Games in ...

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Kansas State Football Player Comes Out [VIDEO]

ESPN reports: Asked to divulge a personal secret during an offseason team-building exercise last year, Kansas State offensive tackle Scott Frantz told his Wildcats teammates that he is gay. “I came out to my teammates, and I’ve never felt so loved and so accepted ever in my life than when I did that,” Frantz told ESPN’s Holly Rowe on Wednesday. ...

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REPORT: Trump Threatened To Sue The USGA If They Moved The US Women’s Open From His Golf Course

USA Today reports: U.S. Golf Association executive director Mike Davis told members of the USGA’s executive committee that Donald Trump threatened to sue the organization if it moved the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., according to a person with direct knowledge of the meeting. Davis informed the USGA executive committee about Trump’s threat ...

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Cubs Player Denies Flipping Off Trump In Oval Office

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: During the Cubs visit to the White House on Wednesday, Albert Almora Jr. was photographed next to the president in the Oval Office. At first glance, everything appears normal. But many people on social media, on closer examination, spotted the Cubs outfielder appearing to give President Donald Trump the middle finger. When asked about it later, ...

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Capitol Police Hero Crystal Griner Throws Out First Pitch At Congressional Women’s Softball Game [VIDEO]

Sports Illustrated reports: Capitol Police special agent Crystal Griner threw out the first pitch at the Congressional Women’s Softball Game just days after being injured in a shooting at the GOP’s baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Griner has been recovering from a gunshot wound that struck her in the ankle. She was in a wheelchair before the game on Wednesday ...

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Former NFL Offensive Tackle Comes Out [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Former Patriots and Chiefs offensive tackle Ryan O’Callaghan publicly came out on Tuesday, saying that he strongly considered committing suicide before he received support from the Kansas City organization. O’Callaghan discusssed the gripping, heart-wrenching journey he took as a closeted gay man in college football and the NFL in a piece by SB Nation’s ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Congressional Baseball Game

ESPN reports: More than $1 million has been raised for charity ahead of Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, according to the organization’s Facebook page. The Republican team was holding its last practice before for the game when five people were shot Wednesday morning at a suburban Virginia park, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R- LA), the third highest-ranking republican ...

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2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors Vote Unanimously To Decline White House Invitation

The Independent reports: The 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors unanimously decided as a team not to meet Donald Trump in the White House, as is custom for winning teams. The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to seal the hard-fought series 4-1. It is the second championship for the California team in three years, and the third consecutive NBA ...

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US Soccer Player Quits Rather Than Wear Pride Jersey

The Christian Post reports: Two weeks after U.S. Soccer announced that both their men’s and women’s national teams will be wearing rainbow-colored jerseys in support of gay pride in June, Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle has withdrawn herself from the U.S. roster for two international friendlies this month, citing “personal reasons.” A release from U.S. Soccer said Hinkle, 24, who ...

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